QUIZ: Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Global Macro Maven?

Thai Baht Corner

These days it’s all about global macro. That’s where the action is at, but following it all can be a difficult task. There’s so much to take in, from every corner of the Earth, in every asset class.

But if you’re a true macro-maven, you’ll have no problem with these questions.

What central bank is this man the head of?

It's Mervyn King and he's the governor of the Bank of England.

The Bank of England controls monetary policy for all of the U.K. Check out its history here >

What organisation represents the interests of states in South East Asia?

ASEAN, the Association of South East Asian Nations.

What two countries are in conflict over these islands?

They're the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands, and the dispute is between Japan and China.

What commodity is this currency correlated with?

It's the Canadian dollar and it's correlated with oil.

Where is the international paper with the word Hurriyet in the title from?

What currency is this the corner of?

The Thai Baht!

What English University once had Nobel Prize winners Hayek, Akerlof, and Krugman under its roof?

The London School of Economics!

What bank is this man chief economist of?

What African country is home to the Abuja Securities and Commodities Exchange?

What European economy had its own currency crisis as a result of the 1997 Asian financial crisis?

What central bank is this man the head of?

It's Masaaki Shirakawa, head of the Bank of Japan.

What continent is this man short, big time?

Hugh Hendry, of global macro fund Eclectica, is short ASIA!

Bonus: Can you name the 6 MAVINS?

They are: Mexico, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa

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